From Toilet to Tap—How Are We Able to Safely Drink Water We’ve Flushed?

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Sure, drinking toilet water *sounds* gross, but with the right cleaning methods we can turn the dirtiest water you can think of back into clean, safe, refreshing drinking water. In this video we’ll walk through how humans have cleaned water over centuries, and how we’ve managed to get so good at it that we can turn wastewater into a refreshing drink again! Toilet to tap is possible… it just needs a good rebrand!

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Credits:
Executive Producers:
Hilary Hudson

Producers:
Elaine Seward
Andrew Sobey
Darren Weaver

Writer/Host:
George Zaidan

Scientific Consultants:
Michelle Boucher, PhD
John Dorsey (LMU)
Brianne Raccor, PhD

Executive in Charge for PBS: Maribel Lopez
Associate Director of Programming for PBS: Niki Walker

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Sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r4yKLBmHK7LwcSvQ8ee3FRSALhKZT7zgOcZJdFL2lZs/edit?usp=sharing